THANK YOU TO THE FANS!!!

You have been with me on such a crazy, wacky, wonderful journey all these years. 

 I really do relate to my roles on JEM. 

I'm Jerrica Benton, business woman, creating and running all that goes on behind the scenes, wearing a million and one hats and pretending like I know what I'm doing. 

Then I get to put on my makeup and hair, roll out my swagger in some sparkly heels, throw some glitter, crank the music and walk out on stage, much like Jem!! 

As many in entertainment will tell you, this is a journey of huge peaks and valleys, feast and famine. It's not an industry for the faint of heart and you have to be in it for the long run.

You will encounter a ton of in your face rejection of your talent In a business that offers no real formula for success. You'll meet magical peers, your tribe who are walking the same path but also many Misfits and Eric Raymonds along the way who would just love to see you fail. Be ready to leap into the void, and take huge risks. It will require a ton of courage or crazy, maybe a little of both because you never know what is over the next horizon. 

Be boundlessly in love with what you do like the deepest  most beautiful breath in your lungs, something "You literally CAN'T NOT do".

It is true for me and the one thing that has sustained me

and then there are YOU GUYS!!

I can't even begin to tell you what your love and encouragement has meant to me over the years, I'm so honored and grateful. My heart could burst sometimes, I'm incredibly humbled. It inspires me to wake up every day and keep creating, growing and sharing my gifts.

 

I wanted to have the following galleries on my website of some of my Truly Outrageous adventures over the last few years. I hope you may find yourself in some of the photos here and the ones yet to come.

Thank you, 

You have my heart!! 

 

Love always, Sam xo

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  • Dale and Perry

    Dale and Perry Florida

    My wife is a huge fan of Jem and I promised that I will one day bring her to a convention to meet you and get your autograph. We are signed up on your mailing list so we can find out when you are in Florida again. Cheers Samantha!!

    My wife is a huge fan of Jem and I promised that I will one day bring her to a convention to meet you and get your autograph. We are signed up on your mailing list so we can find out when you are in Florida again. Cheers Samantha!!

  • Lilly

    Lilly Las Vegas

    OMG this is too cool!!! I'm going to friend request yu on all your sites - thanks for being sooooooo "Truly Outrageous" Samantha xoxoxoxoxoxox

    OMG this is too cool!!! I'm going to friend request yu on all your sites - thanks for being sooooooo "Truly Outrageous" Samantha xoxoxoxoxoxox

  • Terri

    Terri Sherman Oaks, CA

    Saw the JEM billboard near the 101 freeway and was so excited that JEM was back on tv again, I've been watching all summer!! Thanks for the memories girl - you seriously are a Rock Star!! Do you wear pink hair when you sing? Good luck with your music career, can't wait to hear your new album. Terri

    Saw the JEM billboard near the 101 freeway and was so excited that JEM was back on tv again, I've been watching all summer!! Thanks for the memories girl - you seriously are a Rock Star!! Do you wear pink hair when you sing? Good luck with your music career, can't wait to hear your new album. Terri

  • Craig T

    Craig T St Louis

    I Just watched JEM on The Hub channel, so many cool memories and I even enjoy watching as an adult - I saw that you sang on God Of War game and Twisted Metal Black game, I'll have to play those again and listen for you thanks for being Jem.

    I Just watched JEM on The Hub channel, so many cool memories and I even enjoy watching as an adult - I saw that you sang on God Of War game and Twisted Metal Black game, I'll have to play those again and listen for you thanks for being Jem.

  • Krista

    Krista Ont Canada

    hi Samantha, I look forward to hearing more of your muisc. I was and still am a HUGE JEM fan!! I saw the dvd set in the store back in 04 and I nearly had a heart attack! I told my friends I can die happy now As children, my sister used to call me Jem/Jerrica and I used to call her Kimber. I think you are TRULY OUTRAGEOUS!!! Thanks again, Krista :love:

    hi Samantha, I look forward to hearing more of your muisc. I was and still am a HUGE JEM fan!! I saw the dvd set in the store back in 04 and I nearly had a heart attack! I told my friends I can die happy now As children, my sister used to call me Jem/Jerrica and I used to call her Kimber. I think you are TRULY OUTRAGEOUS!!! Thanks again, Krista love

  • Stephanie

    Stephanie Canton, OH

    Hey Samantha! I'm so happy your website is up...you are awesome :) Can't wait to hear your new music! You were really great as Jem. Please put some music up soon!:)

    Hey Samantha! I'm so happy your website is up...you are awesome smile Can't wait to hear your new music! You were really great as Jem. Please put some music up soon!smile

  • Stephanie

    Stephanie Vancouver, BC Canada

    Samantha, I will always be a fan of yours. Thanks to your voice in Jem, I got the power to fill my dream. I hope you reach for the stars and higher in your music career, A fan always and forever. THANK YOU!!!! :love:

    Samantha, I will always be a fan of yours. Thanks to your voice in Jem, I got the power to fill my dream. I hope you reach for the stars and higher in your music career, A fan always and forever. THANK YOU!!!! love

  • Yadely

    Yadely Puerto Rico

    OH MY God Sam I'm so happy you have my pictures from Jemcon 2010 on your website. That's so cool xoxo.

    OH MY God Sam I'm so happy you have my pictures from Jemcon 2010 on your website. That's so cool xoxo.

  • Amy Rhoades

    Amy Rhoades Ft Worth, Texas

    Hey Samantha! :) I have watched Jem as far back as I can remember and even as a little kid your voice stood out to me. It's so wonderful to know that the voice of my idol as a child really is every bit as sweet, smart, generous and awesome as the character. Jem/Jerrica was my role model (other than my own Mom) I wanted to be just like her. Jem helped drive my dreams to be a singer and to work with kids. Thank you for being so fan friendly and for being a huge part of my great childhood memories! Looking forward to hearing your new music! :love::love:

    Hey Samantha! smile I have watched Jem as far back as I can remember and even as a little kid your voice stood out to me. It's so wonderful to know that the voice of my idol as a child really is every bit as sweet, smart, generous and awesome as the character. Jem/Jerrica was my role model (other than my own Mom) I wanted to be just like her. Jem helped drive my dreams to be a singer and to work with kids. Thank you for being so fan friendly and for being a huge part of my great childhood memories! Looking forward to hearing your new music! lovelove

  • Christan

    Christan Mountlake Terrace, WA

    Come perform in Washington State, people would go nuts if you came here!!!

    Come perform in Washington State, people would go nuts if you came here!!!